[Excellency: Thank you for your recent letter. Although we commend President . . .]
by Friends of the ANC and the Frontline States
Los Angeles, California, United States
August 22, 1991
Copy of a letter to South African Ambassador Harry Schwarz saying that the Friends of the ANC and Frontline States commends President F.W. de Klerk’s steps in the right direction, but they are only a shadow of a promise, not a thing accomplished; South African needs to continue on the path to completely end apartheid. The letter argues that the lifting of sanctions by President George Bush was premature given that the majority of people in South Africa do not have basic human rights set out by the United Nations. The letter says the Friends of the ANC and Frontline States is encouraging Representatives and Senators to reinstate the sanctions through House Concurrent Resolution 126. Copies of the letter were sent to Senator Edward Kennedy, Representative Mervyn Dyamaly, the House Subcommittee on Africa, the City of Los Angeles and the city of Pasadena.
Used by permission of former members of Friends of the ANC and the Frontline States.
Collection: Carol B. Thompson and Bud Day Papers on Southern Africa, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections